Guided tour

Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

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10 reviews

Activity provider: Girona Experience

Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

Activity provider: Girona Experience
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From US$ 40.85 per person

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Discover the Girona's Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved from the Middle Ages in Europe. Enjoy a guided visit to the Museum of Jewish History, the last synagogue of the city before expulsion in 1492.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk the cobbled streets of one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe
  • Discover the life and history of Girona’s Jewish community
  • Visit to the Museum of Jewish History on a guided tour
  • See the hometown of Nachmanides, the most important rabbi, doctor, and philosopher of Girona
Full description
Meeting at 10 AM in Plaça de Sant Feliu, begin your guided tour through the Jewish neighborhood of Girona, one of the best-preserved in Europe. This district is located in the heart of the city and is full of ancient remains from its Roman and Medieval past. Known locally as “the Call”, this area was home to 1,000 inhabitants during the Middle Ages, making it one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain's history. As you explore the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter — hometown of Nahmanides, the Medieval Kabbalistic philosopher, physician and Sephardic rabbi — you'll visit the spots where the city's 3 synagogues were located. During the guided tour you will find out all about the customs and traditions of the Jewish people who lived here, as well as the tools that they used, and the design of their houses. You'll also visit the Museum of Jewish History to learn about their way of life. Your guide will then lead you around the labyrinthine streets while explaining the history of the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, an act that ended 600 years of coexistence. After 3 hours exploring the Call, your tour will come to an end, and you'll have newfound knowledge of the profound influence that the Jewish community left in Girona.
Includes
  • Walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Entrance to the Museum of Jewish History
  • Expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Plaça Sant Feliu, beside "The River Caffe", Girona city.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 10 reviews

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  • Value for money
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Our tour was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was amazing to see the remains of this ancient community -- and also sad to realize this vibrant community is gone. Also, unlike many tourist attractions, it wasn't crowded. It felt like a peaceful walk back in time.

May 16, 2022

July 5, 2022

Beautiful place with lots of Jewish history. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. It was like hanging out with a new friend who knew everything. Great experience, would definitely recommend!

April 29, 2022

Product ID: 309788